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    Casio Sports SGW450H-1A ana-digi alti-baro

    Last summer Casio revised the SGW400H, itself an ana-digi-upgraded revision of SGW300; by a rearrangement and slight cleanup of the dial together with hands and color changes to come up with the new SGW450H lineup.

    SGW400HD-1BV




    SGW400H-1B2V




    SGW400H-1BV




    NEW! SGW450HD-1B




    NEW! SGW450H-1A




    NEW! SGW450H-2B


    Both lineups have that not so common quality of equally legible analog and digital displays with an analog overlay which manages to keep interference with digital to a minimum. Dial and hands overhaul on the new SGW450H only enhances this ana-digi separation to make 'em each ever easier to read with the possible exception of the Pressure Differential Level indicator which was made a lot smaller to improve on the layout of the other displays. This is what attracted me to SGW450H and though I think the metallic SGW450HD-1B is by far the best-looking version, I went with the SGW450H-1A for its positive display practicality.

    At 50.8 x 51.9 x 14.9 mm / 51 g this is a rather sizable albeit lightweight piece with a slightly diminished version of that chunky-but-light G-Shock feel on the wrist. And that can only be a good thing. The band is thin, pliable and very comfortable, it does a great job of keeping the case in place without a tight death grip on the wrist.



    First push of MODE gets you to BARO with air-pressure and temp in your choice of imperial or metric plus digital Current Time.




    The stark white hour markers stand out prominently in the light


    ...Only to disappear in darkness as they're not lumed. Lumed tips of the hands are surprisingly, for Casio, all-night long-lasting but they're all but impossible to tell apart or even orient correctly in the sleepy dark. The non-auto EL backlight is cool and reliable if a bit short-lived at its longest 3 seconds.


    Second MODE push delivers World Time. Digital Current Time stays put at upper right.


    24-hr Stopwatch


    ...And CDT are at third and fourth MODE press respectively.


    The 5 Alarms are arrived at the 5th MODE press. The alarm sound though of moderate volume is so dull and monotonous as to induce further sleep rather than prompt wakefulness. Much like non-electric lume, this is another area that seems to escape Casio's attention and field-testing every time, only to be added as a mindless and therefore mind-bogglingly dysfunctional afterthought.

    Still, this is an affordable, handsome, easily legible ana-digi with 24-hr stopwatch and timer and a simple alti-baro function.





    SGW450H-1A


    $ 79.95

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    At A Glance

    High quality sports looks, backed by a rich feature set, define the SGW450 Twin Sensor from Casio. The watch takes and displays barometric pressure readings, which are then converted into Altitude measurements based on International Standard Atmospheric Values. A built-in thermo sensor gives reliable temperature readings. Combining these sensors with a rugged case design, ana-digi display and a host of additional features makes this watch tough to beat.

    • Altimeter
    • Barometer
    • Thermometer
    Manual



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    • Band Type: Resin
    • Color: Black
    • Dial Code: Ana-Digi



    Technical Specs




    • Altimeter
      Measuring range: -700 to 10,000m (-2,300 to 32,800ft) without reference altitude
      Measuring unit: 5m (20ft)
      Others: Reference altitude setting
    • Barometer
      Display range: 260 to 1,100 hPa (7.65 to 32.45 inHg)
      Display unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg)
      Barometric pressure differential pointer
    • Thermometer
      Display range: -10 to 60 C (14 to 140 F)
      Display unit: 0.1 C (0.2 F)
    • 100M Water Resistant
    • Low Temperature Resistant (-10 C / 14 F)
    • EL Backlight with Afterglow
    • 5 Daily alarms
    • Hourly time signal
    • World Time
      31 times zones (48 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off
    • 1/100 second stopwatch
      Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99"
      Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
    • Countdown Timer
      Measuring unit: 1 second
      Countdown range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
    • Full auto-calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
      12/24 hour formats
      Button operation tone on/off
    • Accuracy: +/-30 seconds per month
    • Battery: CR2016
      Approx. Battery Life: 3 Years
    • Module: 5450


    Size of case/total weight
    SGW450H 50.8 x 51.9 x 14.9mm / 51g

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    Re: Casio Sports SGW450H-1A ana-digi alti-baro

    Thanks for the review. From your description / pic, the WT mode is basically a Dual Time mode as well. I wonder is there a way to disengage the hands from the digital time and making it a Triple Time mode? Also from the color of the light, I think it's LED light rather than EL.


    Quote Originally Posted by AirWatch View Post

    Second MODE push delivers World Time. Digital Current Time stays put at upper right.





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    Re: Casio Sports SGW450H-1A ana-digi alti-baro

    Nice review and great photos.

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    Re: Casio Sports SGW450H-1A ana-digi alti-baro

    Thx for the review. Enjoyed reading it. Off to Amazon now......


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    Re: Casio Sports SGW450H-1A ana-digi alti-baro

    Very nice!
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    Re: Casio Sports SGW450H-1A ana-digi alti-baro

    Excellent photos! Thanks for the review.
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    Re: Casio Sports SGW450H-1A ana-digi alti-baro

    Nice watch, not expensive, I will buy to use when swimming or when I work in my garden or in home...

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    Re: Casio Sports SGW450H-1A ana-digi alti-baro

    Thanks for the review, it seems that I just found a replacement for my former Riseman.

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    Re: Casio Sports SGW450H-1A ana-digi alti-baro

    Side question: any possibility to customize the strap?

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    Re: Casio Sports SGW450H-1A ana-digi alti-baro

    Quote Originally Posted by Watch_Geekmaster View Post
    Thanks for the review. From your description / pic, the WT mode is basically a Dual Time mode as well. I wonder is there a way to disengage the hands from the digital time and making it a Triple Time mode? Also from the color of the light, I think it's LED light rather than EL.
    Sure thing! Well, yeah, it's as much a dual time as any other WT-equipped Casio. But, no, alas they don't make 'em like that anymore. Can't remember a newer Casio ana-digi with true, independent, dual timekeeping. That's really too bad, cause that, in effect, nets two watches in one.

    My all-time favorite Sports WS300 and Edifice EFA121D both have this feature. G100 G-Shock also has dual-time.

    In these pics the analog and digital happen to be in sync, but they can be set to show different times. Analog and digital times are not tethered and are set separately from each other.





    But even with these models you can only display two times at the same time, since the digital display doesn't have an extra segment for current time, like the SGW450H.

    I think the all-digital G7700/10 Gs are the only Casios that can display 3 times simultaneously. Yet another great feature that Casio has decided to shelve.

    The light is EL backlight. The giveaway for spotting LEDs is the brighter "hotspots" that usually (but not always) show up in lume shots along the edges of the display where LEDs are placed.

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